The contract was signed on May 21st and delivery is planned for September 2015. The equipment will be installed at a new simulation centre in at HMC’s headquarters in Leiden, in the Netherlands.
HMC is an oil and gas contractor specialising in transporting, installing and removing offshore facilities, and required a system to conduct detailed pre-mission training for heavy-lift projects.
Kongsberg Maritime says that, to meet these requirements, it will develop a unique simulator based on its K-Sim Offshore platform, which is already in use at several offshore training facilities worldwide.
“In addition to the technical capabilities of the K-Sim Offshore Simulator, especially including its high-level hydrodynamics, it was important to find a simulator supplier that we could work closely with on such an extensive project,” said Catina Geselschap, project manager at the HMC Academy.
Kongsberg will supply two offshore crane operator domes and a DNV Class A bridge with K-Sim DP simulator, which is based on the same Kongsberg Maritime K-Pos DP systems used on Heerema’s vessels. The simulator will feature detailed models of three HMC deep-water construction vessels, in addition to several barges and a supply vessel.
Also included in the delivery is an instructor and debrief system, and two deck operator trainers (deck position simulators) designed to train for communication and teamwork between the crane operator and deck operators.
“As our most advanced offshore heavy lift crane simulator to date, this project will take the K-Sim Offshore simulator platform a great step forwards in regards to engineering and pre-simulation for complex heavy lift operations,” said Harald Kluken, area sales manager, Kongsberg Maritime Simulation.